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Trump’s Tropical Trauma
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Trump’s Tropical Trauma
April 7, 2019

The Trump administration has only accomplished one thing in fishing in the Caribbean for regime change allies: it has managed to drive a wedge between the member states of CARICOM.

Don’t Miss This Year’s Holiday Blockbuster: Russians of the Caribbean!
December 31, 2018

Why did a couple Russian bombers making a voyage to cash-strapped Venezuela elicit the most bombastic response from the United States?

Don’t Miss This Year’s Holiday Blockbuster: Russians of the Caribbean!
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Apply Logan Act Again Against South Florida, Not John Kerry
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Apply Logan Act Again Against South Florida, Not John Kerry
September 26, 2018

Marco Rubio is running a virtual right-wing parallel foreign policy on Latin America from his Senate office in Washington.

The Forgotten Voices of America’s ‘Ignored Abroad’
February 3, 2018

It's clearly beyond time for America's "Ignored Abroad" – from St. Croix and Moloka'i to Tutuila and Tinian – to achieve post-colonial status as independent nations free of dictates from Washington and the boorish intentions of resident non-natives from patently foreign places like New York, Florida, Texas, and California.

The Forgotten Voices of America’s ‘Ignored Abroad’
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Haiti and America’s Historic Debt
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Haiti and America’s Historic Debt
January 15, 2018

President Trump says his “tough” language on immigration, which reportedly included decrying “shithole” nations, didn’t apply to Haiti but he appears to know little of America’s debt to Haiti, which Robert Parry described in 2010.

Puerto Rico Merely a Colonial Possession
September 28, 2017

It took a natural calamity, Hurricane Maria, to wake Puerto Ricans up to the fact that, as far as Donald Trump and his administration are concerned, Puerto Rico is merely a far-flung colonial possession separated from the mainland US by, as Trump put it, “a thing called the Atlantic Ocean…”

Puerto Rico Merely a Colonial Possession
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Neo-Colonialism and Disaster Relief: an Unholy Duo
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Neo-Colonialism and Disaster Relief: an Unholy Duo
September 14, 2017

The Caribbean colonies of four neo-colonialist powers, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States, have discovered the hard way where they stand with their colonial masters when faced with an extreme natural disaster. In the wake of hurricane Irma, a Category 5 mega-storm, the populations of the island territories of the four colonial powers, as well as Barbuda, a dominion of Queen Elizabeth’s “Commonwealth,” were relegated to second- and third-class status when it came to the receipt of urgent assistance in the wake of Irma.

Recolonization Rears Its Ugly Head
August 14, 2017

Comments made during the Senate confirmation hearing by the Trump administration’s ambassador-designate to the Bahamas evoked memories of the turn of the 19th century United States, one that championed colonialism and imperialism to compete with Europe’s colonial empires. Apparently, the Trump administration is wedded to the arcane Monroe Doctrine, which stipulates that the Western Hemisphere constitutes America’s domain and non-hemispheric nations should steer clear of making any new colonial forays into any territory from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.

Recolonization Rears Its Ugly Head
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